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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. He has since written further novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). His most recent novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, was a best-seller.

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Definitions Of Fascism - Umberto Eco
... In a 1995 essay "Eternal Fascism", the Italian writer and academic Umberto Eco attempts to list general properties of fascist ideology ... This, says Eco, is connected with anti-intellectualism and irrationalism, and often manifests in attacks on modern culture and science ...
Plan Of Saint Gall - Derivative Works - Umberto Eco
... to Earl Anderson (Cleveland State University), it is likely that Umberto Eco references the Plan in his novel The Name of the Rose "perhaps larger but less well proportioned" (p ...

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    A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932)

    Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
    —Umberto Eco (b. 1932)